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Ukraine raises interest rates to 30% 
  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:08:36 GMT 
    Ukraine's central bank sharply raises interest rates from 19.5% to 30% in an effort to curb inflation and prop up its beleaguered currency.


Ford launches e-bikes at mobile show 
  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:54:21 GMT 
    Ford has been showing off two e-bikes at Mobile World Congress as manufacturers start to look beyond the car.


Tablet video game combats lazy eye 
  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:54:48 GMT 
    Video games firm Ubisoft is working on a title that it believes can treat lazy eye, a condition that can result in reduced vision.


Royal hoax station committed crime 
  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 02:11:19 GMT 
    A radio station broke the law by broadcasting a hoax call with a nurse caring for the Duchess of Cambridge, Australia's high court rules.


Disgraced Rolf Harris stripped of CBE 
  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:55:39 GMT 
    Disgraced former entertainer Rolf Harris has been stripped of his CBE, according to an official announcement in the London Gazette.


Stegosaurus gives up body weight 
  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:17:30 GMT 
    Scientists work out the body mass of the superb Stegosaurus specimen recently put on display at London's Natural History Museum.


Kew cuts 'a recipe for failure' 
  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:43:43 GMT 
    The government's financial management of Kew Gardens is a "recipe for failure", a Select Committee report warns.


Adults get flu 'every five years' 
  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:42:53 GMT 
    Adults catch real flu about once every five years, while children get it every other year, scientists calculate, based on a field study in China.


Coffee linked to 'cleaner' arteries 
  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:08:56 GMT 
    Drinking a few cups of coffee a day may help people avoid clogged arteries - a known risk factor for heart disease - South Korean researchers believe.


Aston Villa 2-1 West Bromwich Albion 
  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 23:20:11 GMT 
    Christian Benteke's injury-time penalty earns Tim Sherwood his first points as Aston Villa manager with a 2-1 victory over West Brom.


Scuffle was like children - Bruce 
  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 23:02:26 GMT 
    Hull boss Steve Bruce says his confrontation with Sunderland's Gus Poyet was "grown men acting like a couple of children".


Delhi rapist says victim shouldn't have fought back 
  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:15:45 GMT 
    In 2012 an Indian student was raped on a bus in Delhi and died of horrific internal injuries. Leslee Udwin spoke to one of the rapists while making a film about the case.


The spy who came in from al-Qaeda 
  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:18:01 GMT 
    Aimen Dean describes his years working in Afghanistan and London as one of the West's most valuable assets in the fight against militant Islam.


Iceland paper published back to front 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:20:19 GMT 
    An Icelandic newspaper publishes an issue back to front in honour of its audience's traditional reading habits.


Moles dig for history in Denmark 
  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:04:10 GMT 
    Moles are being used by a museum in Denmark to help gather information at an archaeological site.
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